The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – presentations
Following our announcement of TBRP being awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in June, we were recently honoured to have had not one, but two visits and presentations to receive the award crystal and certificate. Ed Anderson, HM Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire presented the “special edition” crystal [a slightly modified version with the words ‘with special recognition – Covid 19’]. It was an honour to meet Ed and to show him around the service.
We are not sure why, but the certificate didn’t arrive with the crystal. Lucky for us as we had a further visit from Clive Lloyd, High Sheriff of West Yorkshire and Deputy Lieutenants of West Yorkshire, Virginia Lloyd and Steve Duncan.
They had not been for a while so it was great to show them the changes [Calderdale Recovery Steps under one roof] that had taken place since their last visit. “Amazing,” they said and tweeted:
“Fantastic morning at The Basement Project. What an incredible organisation offering support and hope to those who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction. They are such worthy recipients of the Queen’s Award for voluntary service. Thank you for being such a beacon of light in West Yorks”
“Great visit to @thebasementproj & present special certificate signed by Her Majesty. This 13 yr old org, one of 8 #Calderdale orgs to receive @QueensAwardVS & see recently opened adjoining addiction treatment facility”
Thank you again to all our volunteers who make TBRP what is it.